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Northpoint Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted April 6, 2014

This school has failed my child. We have been forced to do as the staff and counselor say is in the best interest for my child. However this has led to more problems and the the inability to treat my child as a individual and expect him to be a robot. If your child has personality and is a self thinker I would advise you to look at another school. We have had many meetings and phone conversations with staff and counselor. They just talk down to you and think there must be a problem at home. If they talk down to parents...just make you wonder how they treat the non robot children. Northpoint is quick to not deal with issues between students and will send home or suspend students for what one student says not what a teacher has actually witnessed. I will be changing schools for my child at year end. This is how bad it is! Another comment I read about the principal is right on about thinking he's better than you. Also the district lines are completely messed up. More than likely your child's friends will live 5 plus miles away and makes for staying in the same school with other students nearly impossible. Be prepared to defend your child if they go to Northpoint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Northpoint is awesome. The teachers are caring and instructive. We are involved with the PTO and participate in school activities fairly regularly. We are never disappointed! My preschooler and kindergartner love it as much as we do. It's the best elementary school in the area and gives top districts like Wayzata a run for their money with a much more reasonably sized student body. I would recommend it to anyone in the twin cities area! The intermediate and high school in the SLP district are continuing to move their curriculum to be more technology and teach-to-the-student focused. Everyone can succeed here! My kids will be well educated and happy growing up in this school and district!
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Posted August 6, 2013

This is an amazing school!!! I sent both of my daughters there. They have both recieved the best education, attention and support from their teachers. They have taken time out to educate them on their levels and what they are struggling with or advancing in. They are very versitile and all so genuine and devoted to the children. (side note... and the principle is easy to look at.... ahem!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

We moved to the area two years ago and my daughter attended the school in our disctict and struggled through the whole year- it was painful to watch. My husband I decided to open enroll her into Northpoint and it was the best decision. Her teacher was a wonderful, caring lady who kept in touch with me on a regular basis and was great with my daughter- that year alone helped my daughters confidence in herself and in her more difficult subjects- math and spelling. I am so glad we made the switch. The parent involvement is wonderful and SUPER active too. We now have our other daughter there and she is loving it as well. Northpoint is an amazing school and we greatly appreciate all the teachers and staff did for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

This school was a huge disappointment. It seemed to have the potential to be a great place, but fell way short for us. Teacher was seemed rather spineless changing her direction and use of materials and influenced by whether a parent had a complaint about a particular book or if there was too much or not enough homework. There seemed to be an excess of "political correctness" to the point of trying to get parents to forego their own use of a moral compass, wanting to gain support for the idea of teaching kids "there is no right or wrong". Principal seems like a nice guy, but don't challenge him. He is a bit air-headed but won't like it if you expose what he doesn't know. The school will talk the talk -- of being all about excellence but the walk is rather dismal. Rather than empowering the student, it is a good example of some people choosing a profession to work with children because it would be too threatening to interact with those on their own level (or who exceed their small base of knowledge).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

We have been with Kenneth Hall for 5 years and are very sad that it will be our last as we will be going to a new school in the fall. I can't begin to say what it has done for my kids educcation. I feel very lucky that they had the opportunity to attend such a great school. They have offered so many things for my kids with Art Adventure and paid field trips from the PTA. Had a chance to make some great friends. We will miss it greatly. I hope the new school will offer as much as Kenneth has.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

151 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
Black78%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female77%
Male65%
Black50%
Asian66%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black42%
Asian58%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black 5% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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